Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer

Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer


Often referred to as the “father of art photography,” Oscar G. Rejlander has been praised for his early experiments with combination printing, his collaboration with Charles Darwin, and his influence on the work of Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll. This exhibition is the first major retrospective on Rejlander, highlighting new research and a selection of works brought together for the first time.

Oscar Rejlander
Artist Photographer
March 12 – June 9, 2019

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr Los Angeles, CA 90049
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Mary Constable and Her Brother, 1866, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 2005 (2005.100.24). Image: www.metmuseum.org

Mary Constable and Her Brother, 1866, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gilman Collection, Purchase, Harriette and Noel Levine Gift, 2005 (2005.100.24). Image: www.metmuseum.org

Ariadne, 1857, Oscar Rejlander, albumen print from a wet collodion negative. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Paul Mellon Fund (2007.29.38)

Ariadne, 1857, Oscar Rejlander, albumen print from a wet collodion negative. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Paul Mellon Fund (2007.29.38)

Study of Hands, 1856, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2014 (46254)

Study of Hands, 1856, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 2014 (46254)

Allegorical Study (Sacred and Profane Love), about 1860, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. Wilson Centre for Photography, London

Allegorical Study (Sacred and Profane Love), about 1860, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. Wilson Centre for Photography, London

Lionel Tennyson, about 1863, Oscar Rejlander, albumen print from a wet collodion negative. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Paul Mellon Fund (2007.29.39)

Lionel Tennyson, about 1863, Oscar Rejlander, albumen print from a wet collodion negative. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Paul Mellon Fund (2007.29.39)

Two Ways of Life (Hope in Repentance), 1857, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Two Ways of Life (Hope in Repentance), 1857, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. Moderna Museet, Stockholm

The Juggler, about 1865, printed later, Oscar Rejlander, platinum print. The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Acquired with the generous assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Juggler, about 1865, printed later, Oscar Rejlander, platinum print. The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Acquired with the generous assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Enchanted by a Parrot (Mary Rejlander?), about 1860, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. William Talbott Hillman Collection, New York. Photo: Hans P. Kraus, Jr., New York

Enchanted by a Parrot (Mary Rejlander?), about 1860, Oscar Rejlander, albumen silver print. William Talbott Hillman Collection, New York. Photo: Hans P. Kraus, Jr., New York


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